Completing the Getting Started tasks

Updated: March 30, 2011

Applies To: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials

The Home page of the Windows SBS 2011 Essentials Dashboard lists the Getting Started tasks, which you should complete immediately after you install your server. By performing these tasks, you can help protect information that is stored on the server and enable the features that are available in Windows SBS 2011 Essentials.

If you choose not to perform the Getting Started tasks, users might not have access to some network features. To return to these tasks later, return to the Windows SBS 2011 Essentials Dashboard Home page.

The following table defines each of the items that can appear in the list of Getting Started tasks.

Task Description

Set up remote access

When you turn on Remote Access, users can access files on your server, and can access computers on the network from any computer that is connected to the Internet. For information about Remote Access, see “What is Remote Access?”

Set up server backup

Click this task to run the Set up Server Backup Wizard.

Add a user account

Click this task to run the Add a User Account Wizard, which helps you to create a new user account, assign the level of access that the user has to shared folders on the server, and select resources that the user can access from a remote computer.